Image Gallery: 10 Drivers For Microsoft Surge In 2010
Start with Windows 7, Office 2010, and SharePoint 2010 then add hybrid, on-premise/cloud options for productivity apps, enterprise apps, development and processing power and Microsoft has the makings for a big year.
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Microsoft is gaining database marketshare with SQL Server 2008. The R2 upgrade released in April includes a PowerPivot for Excel add-in (seen here) that supports fast, in-memory analysis of huge data sets. R2 also streamlines admin so DBAs can centrally manage multiple database instances and related assets.